Harvard Health Letter

How to avoid "holiday heart syndrome" this season

Holiday heart syndrome is a temporary irregular heartbeat that may result from consuming too much alcohol. It can be made worse by salty food and caffeine. Symptoms include palpitations, shortness of breath, or chest pain. Most commonly, it is a feeling that the heart is beating very quickly and irregularly. People who experience those symptoms should go to the emergency department, especially if the symptoms are accompanied by chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting, 
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